Outdoor Program Specialist

Job Type

Full Time


Minimum: $38,500




4301 Connecticut Avenue, NW Suite M-2
United States


RIMARY RESPONSIBILITES: Under general supervision and direction, the Outdoor Program Specialist is primarily responsible for the coordination of outdoor programming with special emphasis on troops and day and evening camp programs. This position provides staff leadership and support in the areas of troop camping and day camp opportunities to support volunteers and girls in their participation in and/or delivery of outdoor education opportunities. The incumbent proactively supports council goals for Camping Services with a focus on increasing girl participation in outdoor programming.


  • Develop and implement outdoor program curricula to the delivery of Girl Scout Leadership Experience; meet council operating goals; address needs of members; and/or comply with requirements of grant-funded programs focused on the outdoors.
  • Develop and implement resources and training to ensure quality delivery of volunteer-led outdoor programs at the troop, service unit, association and council–levels.
  • Support the delivery of core camps designed to introduce volunteers and girls to their first outdoor overnight experience. This includes but is not limited to recruiting teen troops to lead camps, train teen troops, review program plans, and oversee registration and financial reporting.
  • Serve as council’s primary staff liaison to volunteers in the implementation and delivery of summer day and evening camp programs. This includes but is not limited to year-round communication, facilitation of sharing best practices, annual training on council and regulatory guidelines, oversee registration and financial reporting.
  • Work with the Public Relations department to advertise and market all day camps and evening programs.
  • Work closely with Customer Care department to support the registration process for day camp programs including updating web pages, and responding to participant inquiries.
  • Work collaboratively with departments to ensure that all outdoor programs are developed in keeping with state, county and GSUSA guidelines, and that participation in program events is inclusive and representative of all jurisdictions within the council.
  • Work collaboratively within and across departments to achieve Camping department operating objectives including but not limited to the annual implementation of council sleep away camps.
  • Support volunteer leadership development through regular contact/meetings, timely communication, team building activities, problem solving, conflict resolution and effective liaison with council staff.
  • Provides professional and courteous customer service.


  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent experience in a related field is required.
  • Experience in the development and implementation of outdoor programming.
  • Volunteer management experience.
  • Demonstrated ability to manage people and projects as shown by previous work with volunteers and youth.
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Knowledge of Survey Monkey would be helpful.
  • Demonstrated ability to handle multiple concurrent tasks.
  • Excellent interpersonal communication and presentation skills.
  • Proven ability to work effectively in a public community setting.
  • Must be able to maintain a flexible work schedule consisting of frequent, weekend events and activities.
  • Must have access to an automobile for regular travel within the jurisdiction, including all of the council camp properties in Maryland, Virginia, and West Virginia.


Preference may be given to candidates with experience in Girl Scouting and/or outdoor program development.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee:

  • Is regularly required to communicate verbally;
  • Must be able to work in an outside environment, where having the ability to walk/hike daily, at various grades, elevations, and on uneven terrain is essential;
  • May sit or stand for prolonged periods of time, walk at a brisk pace on uneven terrain and climb stairs;
  • Will work in the outdoors, which includes regular exposure to heat, humidity, and cold;
  • Will lift, carry, push and/or pull items up to a maximum of 35 pounds;
  • Must be comfortable working at heights.

The information contained herein is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of the duties and responsibilities of the job, nor are they intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Management may, at its discretion, assign or reassign duties and responsibilities to this job at any time.

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

No requirement

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